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The supermarkets were at war on last night’s Dispatches…

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 29 July 2014
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Special offer hanging on a fishing hook

Did you catch last night’s Supermarket Wars documentary on Dispatches? Presenter Harry Wallop explored how the supermarkets compete on price, meet our online demands and use special offers to lure us in… (more…)

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Do you splash the cash on so-called ‘superfoods’?

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 21 July 2014
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Blueberries

I regularly read news stories about the next superfood that will change my life, but are they really worth splashing out on? Find out how much you could save by swapping pricey superfoods for cheaper alternatives. (read more about cheaper superfoods...)

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Is life too sweet at times?

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 6 July 2014
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Sugar on spoon

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) draft report on carbohydrates and health published last week should be a wake-up call to the Government, food industry and consumers. (more on sugar...)

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Your view: supermarket budget range foods

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 27 June 2014
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Shopper carrying supermarket basket

Our Shefalee has been fishing for your views on budget food. Do you put supermarket budget ranges in your shopping basket? Here’s a round-up of some of your comments. (your view on budget ranges...)

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How do you like to serve sausages?

by , Principal Home Researcher Consumer Rights 21 June 2014
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Bangers and mash

Picking up a prime pork sausage is simple thanks to our recent taste test. But selecting your premium banger isn’t the only decision you’ll need to make. Fry up? In a casserole? Just how are you going to serve yours up? (more about sausages...)

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Do you buy budget range food?

by , Senior Food Researcher Energy & Home 18 June 2014
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Food prices can

We’re planning an investigation later this year on the differences between supermarket budget, standard and premium food ranges and we want to hear your experiences. Are you buying more budget food? (more about budget food...)

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Has the BBC’s Food Inspectors given you food for thought?

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 5 June 2014
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Food fraud

If you have your dinner in front of the telly – you might not want to settle down tonight to the BBC’s documentary series Food Inspectors. Some of the viewing may turn your stomach… (more about Food Inspectors...)

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No more misleading health claims for one prebiotic

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 4 June 2014
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Vitamin pills exploding

Last year we investigated health claims made by supplements and whether these claims were authorised. After we reported it to the ASA, a prebiotic powder has been told to stop making misleading health claims. (more about supplement health claims...)

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How much sugar is in your ready meal?

by , Home Researcher Consumer Rights 18 May 2014
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Sugar on spoon

Picking up a microwavable meal is tempting after a long day, but how unhealthy is this time-saving habit? With newly proposed guidelines for sugar consumption, we wanted to see how easy it was to max out the limit. (more about sugar...)

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Reduced-fat cheese – is it worth buying?

by , Researcher Consumer Rights 20 April 2014
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Cheese on a cheese board with a grater and napkin

It’s hard to keep track of the number one threat to our health – is it salt, is it sugar, is it saturated fat? Some manufacturers want us to feel less guilty about indulging in 'naughty' foods. What about reduced-fat cheese? (more about reduced-fat cheese...)

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What’s really in your lamb takeaway?

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 16 April 2014
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Food fraud

Our most recent investigation found 40% of lamb takeaways had been contaminated with other meats, with some containing no lamb at all. Shouldn’t we be able to trust the food we buy is what it says it is? (more about food fraud...)

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Are you shelling out too much for Easter egg chocolate?

by , Senior Researcher Consumer Rights 6 April 2014
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Chocolate easter egg

Unwrapping a chocolate egg on Easter Day is a time-honoured tradition, as well as a lot of fun. But, gram for gram, how much more are you paying for your egg over an everyday chocolate bar? (more about Easter eggs...)

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What it’s like to live with a nut and dairy allergy

by , Art Editor Consumer Rights 24 March 2014
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Nuts crossed out on chalk board

Any parent knows how tricky it is to come up with a varied and nutritious packed lunch for a six-year old. When that child has a severe allergy to eggs, nuts and dairy products, as my own daughter does, it's even harder. (more about food allergies...)

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